Archive for February, 2011

Harley-Davidson Obtains Concessions From Unions To Keep Its Kansas City Plant.

There was no much doubt that Harley would win concessions  from workers at its Kansas City Plant. A couple of hours ago, this Monday February 28, 2011, Harley-Davidson officially confirmed that following a vote by the plant’s unionized employees ratifying a new seven-year labor, it will move forward with the implementation of a new production system at […]

Victory. The New American Made Police Motorcycles.

First, let me mention that this Victory Police Motorcycles enterprise was not born at the Polaris headquarters, but from the initiative of a Victory Dealer in Tucson Arizona (Nita Buckner and Mike Shultz) with the support of a motor officer named Shawn Ramsey. Here is the story. 2007, the Tucson Law Enforcement Cycle Fest and Swap […]

Dave Grohl From Foo Fighters Talks About His Harleys.

I like the music of band The Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl, lead singer (also guitar & drums) talks about his passion for Harley-Davidson and makes a good case to promote the Mother Factory.

Panhead Style Lot Lizard

With sick and twisted in your face one-of-a-kind custom motorcycles and handmade parts, Long Island New York’ Chaos Cycle plans to wreak havoc on the motorcycle industry. And as soon as you load their website, partners George Stinsman tells you right away his philosophy: “Without order nothing can survive. Without chaos nothing can evolve.” And the custom […]

2011 Custom Chrome Catalog

It’s fat. It’s heavy. 1200 pages of motorcycle parts and accessories to make sure you know about all what is available to fix, customize or build your sled from the ground up. You can order this print version online ($14.99 + 6.95 shipping and handling. California residents pay additional $0.82 sales tax) or surf the […]

New Arlen Ness Digger Frame Kit

The Digger trend was all the rage 35 years ago and Arlen Ness was there and remembers… In the 2011 Arlen Ness catalog, and as seen at the V-Twin Expo, this new sleek Digger Frame Kit to accept up to 23′ wheels, front and back. Constructed of 7/8th DOM steel tubing with a .188″ wall […]

Opinion. Disclosure Rules For Paid Online Articles And Posts.

Since December 1st, 2010, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is cracking down on website owners who publish articles endorsing a product or service without disclosing the material connections they share with the seller of the product or service. “Material Connection” means payments, freebies and traded products/services, samples exchanged between vendors and writers of those endorsements. The same […]

Morgan 3 Wheeler. A Superb Fusion Of Old And New.

Morgan, the iconic British brand founded by Harry Morgan, is launching this new 3 Wheeler model with a sporty bullet shape and exposed chassis design reminiscent of the 30’s but updated with a 21st century technology (see design evolution in a video after the jump.) How to call this machine with a “Race On Sunday” […]

New Premium Harley-Davidson Luggage Collection

A new complete line of Harley-davidson bags (8 different pieces) designed to conveniently mount to a Tour-Pak luggage rack.  Each bag is formed of 1680 denier ballistic nylon material with a UV-resistant coating. Designed to maintain their shape and protect belongings over years of long-haul motorcycle touring, these heavy duty bags are also tastefully styled […]

2011 Daytona Bike Week. Victory Activities.

For the 70th Daytona Bike week, Victory Motorcycle riders will be kept busy taking scenic rides, doing demo rides, making runs on the drag strip and entering bike contests and attending the annual Victory Party. Below the complete list of activities. March 5-12, Daytona International Speedway – Victory Demo Rides. In the parking lot outside […]

BAKER Goes In Reverse

When the legs are weak and your buddy (or your lady!) is not around to help you push your Harley-davidson touring bike backwards, you will be glad to have installed a reverse gear system. Bert Baker conceived one very easy to install and use. This brief video to demonstrate how to go to and from […]

Harley-Davidson Black Label Ladies Collection

As you can see, The Black Label Collection is not black. Harley-davidson describes it as “born from the Dark Custom movement with an honest, authentic style that has been chopped, bobbed and redesigned to satisfy the latest generation of women riders.” Featured are 2 examples.  The women’s Washed Tunic Length Tank and the Sublimated Tunic […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Hall Of Fame 2011 Inductees

The Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame is designed to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. Christine Paige Diers, Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame  is announcing the list of new inductees Don Emde – Don Emde comes by his passion […]

Gas Tank Extension For Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycles

From Arlen Ness, this new winged tank extension to give a custom appearance to your gas tank for a  fraction of what it would cost you to buy a new after-market one or modify yours by cutting it, grinding and welding add-on extensions. It is made of high quality composite material and oven cured to […]

Funniest Harley-Davidson Classsified Ad

Have you a sense of auto-derision? Seen in Craig’s List, a very funny classified ad to sell a used Harley-Davidson. 2008 Harley FLHTC Custom Bobfork – $87000 (Las Vegas) If you are looking for a chrome plated sub-tech slow, no stopping, lousy cornering oil leaking louder than Crackatoa motorcycle with black and white TV era […]

The African-American Motorcycle Experience

Those close to me know that I am not prejudiced against any national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, brand of motorcycle, etc. When Ben Harris, executive publisher of Rides Magazine showed me this video, I thought that it was time for me to show a side of urban bike culture that most people don’t get […]

The New Buell Sportbike (Part 3)

At last weekend 2011 Indianapolis Dealer Expo, Erik Buell had a booth to introduce his new Sportbike prototype model to US dealers. Erik was not handing out any documentation or tech sheet about it, probably because several changes will be made before production, especially regarding engine. Asked about horsepower, he simply replied…that it will be adequate. […]

It’s A Buell. Kind Of…

A very sick bike that required a major surgery done by Kevin Boyle owner of Massachusetts based The V-Twin Motorcycle Medic. This one was started after the 25th anniversary bagger Kevin built for Sumax, the powdercoating expert. Seduced by the advantages of powdercoat over paint and not inclined to have a lot or even a little […]

Rat’s Hole Show Ratty Rag Is Back

The Ratty Rag was first published for the 1974 Daytona Bike Week. Ted Smith, owner of the Rat’s hole Show, states that it is the oldest free motorcycle newspaper in the country and that more than one million copies of the Ratty Rag have been distributed at major bike show events all over the world […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

1- Big Bear Choppers Open New Shop. Big Bear Choppers open a new shop in the Los Angeles area in Perris between Riverside and Temecula. The company is keeping the company’s headquarters in Big Bear Lake, California. It is a repair shop not exclusive to Big Bear Choppers. It will serve other motorcycle brands, from […]

70th Daytona Bike Week At Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson

2011 Las Vegas Bikefest Returning To Fremont Street

Confirming an information I got one month ago, Las Vegas Bikefest Vice President Mindi Cherry confirmed to me that the Golden Nugget Hotel, located in downtown Las Vegas on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience, will be the 2011 Headquarter hotel for Las Vegas BikeFest®. The hotel will host registration, a motorcycle give-away and many other […]

The New Thriller Wheel

A new design to broaden your choice while choosing your new rims. Pickard USA just introduced the “Thriller” wheel featuring 12 directional spokes surfaced in 3D and joining seamlessly towards the hub. The “Thriller” was designed to add movement and direction to your bike, even when sitting still. Versus a 2D design, a 3D surfacing technology […]

New Mustang Touring Seat Turns On the Heat

Because 1/3 of the US is enduring unusual bitter cold it’s an appropriate time to talk  about making those comfortable buns of yours toasty warm. Constructed of triple layer fiberglass, the Mustang’s new heated seat installs easily and comes complete with a wire harness that hooks to the accessory port in front of the battery […]

Whiskey Bandit Board Tracker

Since 1999, Robert Hitch is the owner of Symmetry Customs a business whose forte is one-off radical frame & parts fabrication for domestic and imports. As such, he is the man producing a lot of custom work for other Florida shops like Lightning Rod Motorcycles, Santiago Chopper and Gregg’s Customs. On a concept drawing provided […]

Making Of Kestrel Motorcycle

A very well produced video of some highlights of the fabrication of the Kestrel (a re-engineered 1970 Triumph Bonneville) by Falcon Motorcycles.